Christie’s Old Master & British Drawings auction (January 2018) Results

Christie’s New York auction of Old Master & British Drawings is a pillar of New York’s Masters Week in the last week of January. Most of the Old Masters were Italian.

New York auctions are accompanied by free museum-quality exhibitions. They are a great education in art history and the art market.


Christie’s Old Master & British Drawings auction (January 2018)

The auction is selling 94 lots of Old Masters and British drawings.

The auction exhibition is Friday – Monday, January 26 – 29, 2018 from 10 am – 5 pm (opens at 1 pm on Sunday).

The auction is Tuesday, January 30 at 10 am.

Furio Rinaldi is the New York Associate Specialist for Old Master Drawings.


Latin Highlights in Christie’s Old Master & British Drawings Auction

Pietro Buonaccorsi

Called Perino del Vaga
Florence 1501 – 1547 Rome

Lot 4
Jupiter handing a newborn boy to Diana
Estimate USD $150,000 – $200,000
Price realized: $708,500

Giorgio Vasari

Arezzo 1511 – 1574 Florence

Lot 14
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and Saint Anne

Estimate USD $80,000 – $120,000

Mattia Preti

Taverna 1613 – 1699 Valletta

Lot 18
A young man kneeling with a basket

Estimate $40,000 – $60,000

Giovanni Battista Gaulli

Called il Baciccio
Genoa 1639 – 1709 Roma

Lot 26
God the Father and the dead Christ
Estimate $20,000 – $30,000
Price realized: $32,500

Giuseppe Cesari

Called Cavaliere d’Arpino
Arpino 1568 – 1640 Rome

Lot 27
Diana and Actaeon

Estimate $400,000 – $600,000
Price realized: $492,500

Pietro Testa

Lucca 1611 – 1650 Rome

Lot 43
Studies for a young woman turned to the right
(recto);
Studies for her head in profile and left hand (verso)
Estimate $30,000 – $50,000
Price realized: $25,000

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Venice 1727 – 1804

Tiepolo created 104 sketches of Punchinello, the main character in the commedia dell’arte theatrical form which we know today as Punch and Judy, slapstick, and American politics.

Lot 50
The nursing of Punchinello

Estimate $600,000 – $1,000,000

Lot 54
The Holy Family entering Memphis
Estimate $70,000 – $100,000
Price realized: $85,000

Rosalba Carriera

Venice 1675 – 1757

Lot 59
Portrait of a young gentleman, half-length, in a brown coat, turned to the right

Estimate $60,000 – $80,000
Price realized: $62,500

Claude Gillot

Langres 1673 – 1722 Paris

Lot 70
Study for Scaramouche, his arms outstretched

Estimate $50,000 – $70,000
Price realized: $62,500

François Boucher

Paris 1703 – 1770

Lot 74
A triton blowing, his arms outstretched

Estimate $30,000 – $50,000

François-André Vincent

Paris 1746 – 1816

Lot 77
The Temple of Vesta, Tivoli
Estimate $40,000 – $60,000

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Tournus 1725 – 1805 Paris

Lot 78
Head of a girl with her eyes downcast
(study for The marriage contract)
Estimate $150,000 – $250,000
Price realized: $150,000

Giuseppe Bezzuoli

Florence 1784 – 1855

Lot 79
Folly driving the chariot of Love

Estimate $50,000 – $80,000
Price realized: $275,000

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon

Cluny 1758 – 1823 Paris

Lot 88
A putto kneeling
(study for L’Attention)
Estimate $40,000 – $60,000


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